HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
What's your latest food quest? Get great advice

Unique for Parents in Noe Tonight

julietea Nov 27, 2006 09:35 PM

Hi there,

I'm looking for someplace for six tonight in Noe Valley. It should be moderately priced and not too hard to get a table without reservations. I've recently been to Le Zinc twice -- and, by way of a review, was quite pleased with the food quality and the service -- so we're looking for something new in the neighborhood.

Also, open to surrounding neighborhoods.


  1. m
    Maya Nov 27, 2006 09:37 PM

    Have you tried Firefly or Bacco?

    1. Morton the Mousse Nov 27, 2006 09:40 PM

      If I lived in Noe, at eat at Incanto twice a month. Fantastic food that is very interesting, moderate prices, easy to get a table at the last minute.


      1. Robert Lauriston Nov 27, 2006 09:45 PM

        There's a special dinner at La Ciccia tonight, but it might be sold out:


        2 Replies
        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          susancinsf Nov 28, 2006 12:12 AM

          I think it might be sold out, but in any event, I wouldn't think of ever going to La Ciccia with a group of six without a reservation (per OP's request), special dinner or not. Very unlikely that a group that size could be seated without a reservation (it is very small, and I have seen folks turned away every time I've been there, and every table taken, whether weeknight or no.)

          1. re: susancinsf
            Robert Lauriston Nov 28, 2006 12:37 AM

            Ah, right you are, I forgot how tight the space is there.

        2. j
          Jeff Nov 27, 2006 09:47 PM

          As for surrounding neighborhood, try Blue Plate at about 30th & Mission.

          1. s
            sfbrit Nov 27, 2006 10:02 PM

            How about Fresca on 24th? Shouldn't be a problem with reservations. Further up the street is Lupa where I've always had luck with walk-ins. Next door is Kookiez (sp?) though I have to admit to being underwhelmed on my last visit.

            As it's Monday be sure to phone ahead - some in the 'hood are closed on this day.

            1. n
              NoeMan Nov 27, 2006 11:08 PM

              Good calls by all. Over in Glen Park there's Chenery Park. Check for Monday hours.

              1. n
                nja Nov 27, 2006 11:33 PM

                Bacco, Firefly, Fresca, Incanto. These are all better than Zinc, in my opinion (though based on only one trip to Zinc versus numerous times for the others). Bacco has been serving white truffle risotto lately, though that'll set you back almost $40. The rest of the menu is more reasonable.


                1. n
                  NoeMan Nov 29, 2006 12:27 AM

                  Where'd ya end up ???

                  Show Hidden Posts